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Masala Makhana recipe / Roasted Makhana recipe

Masala Makhana Recipe with step by step photos | How to do Masala Makhana | Roasted Makhana Recipe | Spicy Masala Makhana | Roasted Phool makhana

Looking for some low cal snacks to munch between your meals ,to mute those hunger pangs ? Today i have for you all a healthy, guilt free and easy snack made from puffed lotus seeds.Spicy , crunchy and super addictive – that’s ” Roasted Phool Makhana / Spicy Roasted Puffed lotus seeds ( foxnuts)“. Made from just a teaspoon of oil within 10 mins , they are way way better than popcorn  – both taste wise as well nutrient wise.

Few healthy snacks that you can make puffed rice chiwda , corn flakes chiwda , caramel makhana , poha chiwda etc

About Makhana :

Makhanas are popularly known as Phool Makhana or lotus seeds or fox nuts . Makhanas are a great option for healthy snacking as they are rich in minerals ,calcium and anti oxidants. There are many recipes using it and is commonly made during fasting days in North India . You can check caramel makhana and Makhana Kheer recipe …

This Masala Makhana Recipe

roasted makhana
  • makes a healthy guilt free snack.
  • Good option for kids snack box
  • great to make as a snack for the festive season like diwali
  • It’s Vegan
  • hardly takes 10 mins to make

Spicy Masala Makhana Recipe with step by step photos

Take 2 cup of Phool Makhana / Lotus seeds.

  • In a pan add a heat a tsp of Ghee . Add makhana and roast it on medium low flame for 3-5 mins . Let it get crispy
  • When you pick up a makhana and break , it should be crisp & break easily . This is the indication that Makhana is well roasted .If it doesn’t, and is still little hard , you may have to roast them for few more mins.
  • Now add all the flavoring ingredients one by one like salt , haldi powder , red chilli powder , jeera powder , chart masala , aamchoor powder
  • Toss everything nicely such that makhana s are well coated with masala. If required add a tsp of ghee ( in case masala s are getting burnt )
  • That’s it…store in airtight container and enjoy 🤤

Few Points to note while making Masala Makhana :

  • Always roast makhana well till they are nicely crispy.
  • You can add or minus any of the flavoring ingredients mentioned . Like chaat masala / aamchoor powder / jeera powder etc is all optional . You can make it plain too adding just salt chilli powder or any desi spices that you prefer.
  • For some more chatpata taste , you can add peri peri masala too.
  • Addition of roasted peanuts or badam makes it more crunchy and healthy .
  • You can do this in oven / air fryer too.

Masala Makhana recipe

Smitha Kalluraya
Masala Makhana / roasted Makhana is a super healthy, crispy Crunchy perfect guiltfree snack for kids & adults .
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cup Phool mahkana / lotus seeds
  • tsp Ghee
  • tsp Salt
  • tsp Chilli Powder, ( as required )
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder / Haldi
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp  aamchoor powder

Instructions
 

  • In a pan add a heat a tsp of Ghee . Add makhana and roast it on medium low flame for 3-5 mins . Let it get crispy.
  • When you pick up a makhana and break , it should be crisp & break easily . This is the indication that Makhana is well roasted .If it doesn't, and is still little hard , you may have to roast them for few more mins.
  • Now add all the flavoring ingredients one by one like salt , haldi powder , red chilli powder , jeera powder , chart masala , aamchoor powder
  • Toss everything nicely such that makhana s are well coated with masala. If required add a tsp of ghee ( in case masala s are getting burnt )
  • That's it…store in airtight container and enjoy 🤤

Notes

This post was originally published on 6 Jan 2015 and was re published on 3 Aug 2022 with better images and content . 
Keyword masala makhana, roasted makhana, spicy masala makhana

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    January 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Wow! Easy n nice recipe!

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    Gloria
    January 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Love to munch on this.. Looks yummy dear

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    Mithila
    January 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

    where can we find faxnuts?

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    Chitra
    January 7, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Thats nice.New recipe to me . Where to get in blore ? How to ask in shops ?

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    Ree Kasirajh
    January 7, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Perfect snack!!! Never knew the healthy side of it!! Will try this soon!

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    Rafeeda AR
    January 7, 2015 at 6:12 am

    feels like having chips… yum…

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    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    January 7, 2015 at 7:01 am

    lovely snack dear

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    Vibha Sp
    January 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

    wow luks so cute , very very easy recipe must try , they r directly comng to mouth such a good pic 🙂

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    January 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Hi Chitra ,In bangalore you get it in MK ahmad, Big bazar,total etc ? You can ask as makhana .. they will give.

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    nandoos Kitchen
    January 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    lovely snack..

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    Sathya Priya
    January 7, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    i saw this shop, was not interested in picking it ..but sure have to give it a try after seeing this.simply healthy snack..

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    Meena Kumar
    January 8, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Love those puffs. Until I started blogging I was under the impression only roots are edible.

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    Kadhyaa...
    January 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I have never tasted before. Would love to try

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    Misha
    February 19, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Always used to wonder what this is..thanks Smitha for introducing to a lovely snack…Medhu n tachu are munching that now..

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    Monica Rajan
    October 12, 2015 at 6:29 am

    What is this called in kannada??

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    Sheela Kurian
    April 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Nice..Although I have seen it so many times on the shopping aisles, i never knew it could be eaten this way. Will try it!

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    Sandra
    October 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!! Need more recipes like this…

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